Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire welcomes first 2018 baby

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – While most of the country is celebrating a new year, one family is celebrating new life. Less than 24 hours into 2018, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire welcomes their first baby delivery of 2018.

Baby Sterling’s Mom is calling him a New Year’s miracle. Born just before 9AM on New Year’s Day, Sterling was delivered via C-Section. His Mom, Christine Ravago says the journey to meet him has been a rough one. “Going through multiple rounds of IVF and trying to have a baby and we met the Johnsons who have just wonderfully and selflessly given us this miracle by carrying Sterling for us,” said Ravago. After years of trying to have a child, Christine and her husband Simon connected with Alyssa Johnson of Eau Claire. Johnson agreed to act as a surrogate so the couple’s dream of having a child could become a reality.

Christine Ravago lives in Severna Park, Maryland with her husband Simon. She rushed to Eau Claire on New Year’s Eve after getting the call that her baby boy was on the way. ”We got a call saying that Alyssa went into the hospital and it was likely that he was going to be born either that night or the next morning,” said Ravago. That phone call was a surprise because Sterling was not expected to be born for a few more weeks. She says she and her husband are full of joy and thankful.

Christine offers advice for couples going through the same journey she and her husband endured. "Be brave. Be open and if it’s something that you really want, just pursue that and you'll wind up, hopefully with something like this…an amazing little miracle."



 
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